18/04/2012

We have MOVED!


Yes it is true, Loop Barbados (The Blog) has moved location and we want you to follow us. Since our Loop Barbados site has launched, we have decided to move our very popular blog on to its own platform. From here  we will continue to share interesting, up to date information and local tips on our magical island. And not to worry, Melanie and myself have moved all of that delicious information we previously gave you over the past couple of months to our new platform. Hope you like it and can't wait to see you over there.  

Go check out our new site and let us know what you think. Also don't forget to register to win yourself and a guest a FREE trip to Barbados!

Melanie & Kimberly*

17/04/2012

Off The Beaten Track: Hackletons Cliff

So, an "off the beaten track" feature has not been posted in quite a while now, but we think we have one which will make up for it. Today we are going to introduce you to a cliff known as Hackletons which is just about the best view of the East Coast of Barbados.  Not only is it utterly breathtaking but where you stand to embrace it's magnificence lay three burial vaults containing the remains of the Hackleton, Forster, Cox and Culpepper Families which date back to 1685. These families were one of the first set of families to move across the Atlantic and reside on our Island, Barbados. See below and bask in the beauty yourself.

Hackletons Cliff Barbados

Hackletons Cliff Barbados
And these pictures don't even do this view justice, so just imagine!

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Melanie & Kimberly*


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13/04/2012

We are aLIVE!!!

It has finally come Loop Barbados is ready and live.


Go check it out and let us know what you think. Also don't forget to register to win yourself and a guest a FREE trip to Barbados!

Melanie & Kimberly*



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10/04/2012

Happy Monday (I mean Tuesday)

Well, the long Easter/Passover weekend is over and yet another week lays ahead. With all the loose ends to tie on our official website before the launch we decided to leave you with a sunset which was taken this very same weekend! It was breathtaking (to say the least) and we know you will think so too.

Sunset on the West Coast of Barbados
Can you guess where this was taken from?

Melanie & Kimberly*



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04/04/2012

It's Time To Reap the Harvest

It's that time of year again, the time where the roads are filled with tractors transporting harvested sugar cane to the factories to produce sugar and rum, the time where all the fields lay bare and cleanly cut, the time where you see people walking down the road chewing on some freshly cut cane itself.  Sugar Harvest has arrived and we thought we would give you a little glimpse of it in action.

Carts waiting to be filled up with Sugar Cane

Sugar Cane Carts Ready to go

Harvesting the sugar cane
The sugar cane harvester hard at work


Melanie & Kimberly*



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03/04/2012

Barbados Events- April 2012

April is upon us! If you are going to be in Barbados for April, take a look below to see what's happening on the island.

April Event 1. Digical Series 2012 West Indies vs. Australia- This series will be held from the 7th-11th April at Kensington Oval. This is the first test match out of three test matches to be played. For more information on tickets, please contact (246) 426-2018 or visit the website.

Barbados April Event

April Event 2. Oistins Fish Festival- This festival will be held on the 7th, 8th and 9th of April at Oistins Fishing village and is a celebration for all of those who work in the fishing industry. You can enjoy local fish/seafood dishes, entertainment from musical artists, family games and of course the famous grease pole competition. For more information on this event, please contact (246) 428-6738.

Barbados April Event

April Event 3. Barbados Reggae Festival- This festival will be held from the 22nd- 29th April and throughout this time there will be different events such as Reggae on the Hill, Reggae Beach Party, Vintage Reggae Show and Dance and Bajan Reggae Night. There will be many international reggae performers for your entertainment. For more information, please see their website or contact (246) 826-2728.

Barbados April Event


April Event 4. Eleventh Annual Sir Garfield Sobers Golf Championship- This regional Golf Championship attracts over 300 entrants and will be held from the 26th-29th April at various golf courses around the island such as Royal Westmoreland, Barbados Golf Club, Apes Hill and Sandy Lane. For more information on this event, please see their website.


Barbados April Event


April Event 5. CWC Eighth Annual Food Festival and Charity Auction- This festival held annually by the Canadian Women's Club of Barbados will be on the 21st April at Lion Castle Polo Club. You can enjoy canap├ęs and refreshments in a casual setting from 1:00- 5:00PM. For more information on this event, please contact (246) 837 6196 or see their website.

Barbados April Event

April Event 6. Barbados Polo- This month there will be a few polo tours such as the Apes Hill Tour, Lion Castle Brazil Tour and Goal Tournament Prelims. It is a great sporting display of both the athlete riders and horses, and of course the "can't miss" after parties! The Apes Hill Tour will be from the 3rd-9th April. The Lion Castle Brazil Tour will be from the 10th -15th April and the Goal Tournament Prelims will be from the 22nd-29th April. For more information, the schedules and venues please see the website or contact (246) 432-1802.

Barbados April Event

Hope you can enjoy some of these events in April on our island!

Melanie & Kimberly*

Images: Bajan Sun, Glitter Guide, Sporting Barbados

02/04/2012

The Beach With No Pebbles

This white sandy beauty, Pebbles beach, lies along the South coast of the island next to Hilton Beach (Needham's Point). We have no clue why it was named Pebbles beach as there are absolutely no pebbles! :) For some reason (which we love) this beach is never highly populated so it is basically yours when you go. Relax and soak up the beams; take a blanket and a picnic basket or better yet...Cuz is selling his famous food right next door!

Pebbles Beach, Barbados

Pebbles Beach Barbados

Pebbles Beach, Barbados


Melanie & Kimberly*



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